VCE launches VxRacks, rounds out its infrastructure portfolio

VCE has launched VxRacks, which are designed to take the converged infrastructure player further downstream in the data center.

VCE on Monday launched a series of rack systems in a move that broadens its footprint in converged infrastructure.

The company made the announcement as EMC World launched in Las Vegas. VCE is an EMC portfolio company.

In March, VCE launched new converged VxBlock systems that will offer VMware's software defined network software or Cisco's ACI platform. The VxBlocks are a path away from the traditional VBlock systems that revolved around Cisco, EMC and VMware. VxBlocks are designed to offer more options.

Previously: EMC adds VCE to its stable, buys out Cisco's interest | Oracle, EMC's VCE, Cisco integrated system standouts, says IDC | VCE launches new converged systems, sets path for future | EMC intros hyper-converged infrastructure appliance VSPEX BLUE

With the launch of the VCE VxRack, the infrastructure provider rounds out its product portfolio further downstream. The VCE VxRack System is pre-engineered and has one customer service point of contact.

VxRacks use EMC's ScaleIO software defined storage and built in network. VxRacks also include technologies across EMC's federation of companies.

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The VxRacks include:

  • A choice of hypervisors including VMware vSphere, KVM or bare metal using ScaleIO software defined storage. Cisco's Nexus switches are optional and would integrate VMware's vRealize management suite.
  • A version tailored for VMware environments.
  • Connections to VCE's Vscale Architecture, which is designed to connect data center infrastructure in multiple locations and geographies.

Add it up and VCE now has its core VBlocks, VxBlocks and VxRacks along with appliances.

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The VxRack Systems with virtualization hypervisor choices will be ordered in July with shipping in the third quarter. VxRacks based on VMware's EVO Rack technology and virtual SAN will be available in the third quarter.

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